SGA discusses new artist for spring concert

SGA Senate approved a resolution in its weekly meeting March 15 to change the original wording in a resolution that would provide an additional $31,000 to the University Program Council.

Officials changed the wording in resolution 12-07 in the previously approved resolution to state that UPC would use the funding for one big name artist and not two, said Vice President of SGA for Senate Emily McCann.

In addition to the resolution, senators discussed the artist that could potentially come to campus if contractual agreements are signed. J. Cole, a Grammy-nominated recording artist, is the artist UPC is working to bring to campus, said Vice President of SGA for UPC Will Riley.

According to the Campus Consciousness Tour’s website, UNA is on the lineup for May 1. The Campus Consciousness Tour includes J.Cole and Big K.R.I.T.

UPC pays a booking agent to do their booking for the spring concert and the agent advised against bringing two artists to campus, Riley said.

“We pay a professional to do this for us, and if he said we can’t do it, we pretty much have to listen to him,” Riley said.

Previously, artists such as Keri Hilson and Need to Breathe were discussed by UPC for the spring concert.

Look for more information on this developing story in the March 22 issue of The Flor-Ala.